If you’ve popped on over to our sister blog Rock My Style already today then you’ll already have seen my Spring inspired bedding post for adults; we thought it would only be fair to create a similar post for the littles in your life too if only to stop them sneaking into your bed to revel in the new crisp bedlinen.
Jokes aside, I’ve noticed that there’s some gorgeous kids bedding for ages these days that will appeal to both your nostalgic sentiments as well as their desire for something fun that they can identify with. Come on let’s take a look…
The White Company
I’ve bought the majority of Hector’s bedding from The White Company – even when he was small and still in his crib; I’ve even gone so far as to purchase him a sheepskin mattress topper from the brand which admittedly wasn’t cheap but has been worth every penny. One of the great things about The White Company is that it caters for all sizes from Moses Baskets through to cotbeds, singles and even doubles in some cases and that makes life so much easier.
Hector currently still snoozes in a sleeping bag at night but I have introduced a duvet for daytime naps (which he inevitably kicks off at some point) which I have clad in this cool grey bedlinen set that matches his grey and oak M&S cot perfectly. It’s also available in blue and in pink and has matching fitted sheets too.
One of my enduring memories from when I was small was lying in bed on a fitted sheet covered in tiny rosebuds as the sounds of the lawnmower puttered outside and the scent of roses drifted in through the open window. It must have been summer because it was still light outside and I can remember feeling that I had been conned into bed when it was clearly not bedtime. So when I saw this design recently it made me smile because it was almost an exact replica of my childhood memory. It would accessorise this vintage inspired white and pink polka dot Matilda range perfectly.
If I had a wishlist for bedlinen for Hector then this starry night sky infused design would surely be on it. It’s not cheap but it is super cute and perfect for any child enamoured with space and everything within it. I love the ribbon trims on the pillows and duvet cover and the patchwork quilt is especially exquisite.
This Modern Life
There’s a whole host of brands and designs to choose from but this fir tree motif duvet cover and matching pillow case from Fine Little Day took my fancy because I just know it would suit mini and big kids alike. Check out their site for more gorgeous homeware.
Alternatively if your little ones like counting sheep then this lamb inspired design from Farg Form will definitely appeal to them. Made from 100% cotton this gender neutral bedding set will fit a cot, cot bed or toddler bed.
Trains, planes and automobiles…or rather taxis, diggers and boats feature on John Lewis’ ‘on the move‘ set of bedding. Starting from £15, the design is made from a polycotton blend offering breathability for your kids’ skin as well as being easy to care for. It’s also available in single and in double duvet sizes too.
We’ve got safaris on the brain lately which you’ll already know if you tuned into Charlotte’s animal fashion themed post recently. Continue the fun with this circus themed design featuring elephants, tigers, lions,monkeys and parrots. There’s also matching curtains and lampshades too should you fancy it.
If you love animals but fancy something a little bit more refined and you’ve got a passion for flamingos then this pastel duvet cover set might be more up your street. It features a fun animal safari print on one side with a blue geometric print on the reverse. There’s also a similar design but with farmyard animals too.
Next totally hits the mark for the kids who love pink and bunnies and ditsy flower prints. Ok so that’s most of us mummies too then…
Their floral vintage print set has the cutest pink lace trim detailing and I love the fact that the reverse of the duvet cover has a different pattern to the front allowing you to swop and change it up depending on your mood.
Easter is fast approaching so it seemed right to include a pillowcase and duvet cover with some bunnies doodled on it in this post. Next stepped up to the plate and delivered this watercolour bunnies printed bed set complete with turquoise heart-printed reversible design and pretty lace trim detailing.
Cologne & Cotton
I’ve bought Hector a few pieces from Cologne & Cotton including quilts and toys to boot and I’ve always been really impressed with the quality of their products. If I’m honest popping into one of their stores does feel a little bit like going back in time when everything was made with more love and more effort than so much of the mass-produced produce we see today.
Anyway I digress…their knitted baby blankets are the bees knees but it’s their hand blocked quilts that have really stolen my heart. Handcrafted in India using traditional block printing techniques each piece is truly unique. All are made from 100% pure cotton including the filling and can easily double up as a playmat when not being used for sleeping.
Tobias And The Bear
Those of you who read my post on independent kids brands will already be aware of my love for Tobias And The Bear. Hector has several pairs of their leggings and although we’ve not had any personal experience of their bedding I just know that it will possess the same excellent quality as their clothing range.
Their collection is extensive but their Storm Boy duvet cover, Monster Squad baby blanket and Ned The Elephant cushions are all strong contenders for me. All the designs are made from super soft 100% cotton which is ecologically sourced and printed with inks that are safe for your baby’s skin. Safe and stylish to boot!
That’s all from me this week but I’d love to hear about your favourite places to buy bedlinen for littles. Do you choose the designs or do you let them have their say? What’s your favourite design? Why not share in the comments box below…